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A Level Spanish at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Course description

There are 4 general topic areas:

1) The Individual and Society (AS Level): relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture, education

2) Leisure and Lifestyle (AS Level): travel and tourism, sport and exercise, hobbies and entertainment, diet and exercise, health issues

3) Environmental Issues (A’ Level): technology, environmental issues, transport, energy

4) Social and Political issues (A’ Level): the role of the media, racism and immigration, social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work

Entry requirements

B grade at GCSE  (at least)


AS Level

Oral examination (40% of AS level) 60 marks – 15 mins

Listening, Reading and Writing examination (60% of AS level) 98 marks 2 hours 30 mins


A’ Level

Oral examination (40% of A2 level) 60 marks including an oral exposé – 20 mins

Listening, Reading and Writing examination (60% of AS level) 120 marks including an essay based on either: literature, cinema or regions of the target language country. – 3hours

Future opportunities

Why study Languages: Learning a language at A’ Level not only provides students with a lifelong skill, but a deeper understanding of political events, other countries and cultures, and racial tolerance and acceptance. Pupils also learn more about their own language and grammar through learning a foreign language. Learning languages can also inspire students to travel, take gap years, and carry out volunteer work. It is due to these experiences and being able to form relationships with people from other cultures that are highly valued by employers. 

With a language you can do anything! An A’ Level in a Foreign Language can lead to a degree and a career in anything, in fact employers look more favourably on candidates who offer a second language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years